Donald Trump and Nikki Haley parted ways this week and already the President is suggesting that his own daughter, Ivanka Trump, would be the perfect candidate to fill Haley’s UN Ambassador role.
When asked about the possibility of a replacement, Trump said Ivanka would be an “incredible” U.S. ambassador to the U.N.”
“How good would Ivanka be?” the President said. “I think Ivanka would be incredible but it doesn’t mean [I would name her]. I would be accused of nepotism.”
He might not have suggested she fill the role directly but the POTUS also added that he believes there is nobody “more competent in the world” than Ivanka Trump.
Shortly after Trump made his comment, Ivanka Trump made it clear she doesn’t want the job in a Tweet sent out on Wednesday morning.
“It is an honor to serve in the White House alongside so many great colleagues and I know that the president will nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley. That replacement will not be me.”
Keep in mind, Ivanka Trump also said she wasn’t going to work in the White House with her father following his nomination, a role that she reluctantly took on in short order. This time, there is established Federal law preventing her involvement. Current law states that the President must “preclude [the President from] appointing relatives to the U.N. ambassadorship since it would be considered a post within an executive agency.”
It shouldn’t be hard to find a replacement for Nikki Haley, a former South Carolina Governor who had no discernable experience dealing with matters of diplomacy or international affairs.
It’s telling that the 45th POTUS actually believes nobody in the United States would be better to fill a major ambassadorship than his daughter, a former reality TV show star and fashion designer.
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